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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

422 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 37
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Uerige Sticke gibt es zwei Mal im Jahr im Ausschank - am jeweils dritten Dienstag im Januar und Oktober. Dieses Bier wird mit mehr Malz und Hopfen gebraut und ist deutlich gehaltvoller als Uerige Alt: Hinter dem intensiven, eleganten Aroma verbergen sich 6% Alkohol.

Der ungewöhnliche Name leitet sich davon ab, dass man in früheren Zeiten "stickum" ("hinter vorgehaltener Hand") weiter erzählte, dass der Braumeister wohl etwas zu großzügig beim Abwiegen der Zutaten war.

Der höhere Alkoholgehalt gestattet Lagerzeiten, die beträchtlich über das von uns garantierte Mindestfrischedatum hinausgehen.

(Beer added by: yen157 on 02-27-2004)
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Penny-colored with suspended floaties.

Vinous, cidery, zinc-y tones on nose. Slight hits of vinegar. Uh oh, old keg?

The apple-cider bubble-head makes me think so. Not enough carbonation.

The taste is hidden by a little bit of musky taste and oakiness, but this winner shines through the adversity. There is an almost chocolately nature to this beer, and a huge hop profile. The mouthfeel is almost cask-like, heady and dangerously drinkable.

11-10-2004 23:16:26 | More by GreenWBush
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours a dark cooper, but had very light carbonation, which could of been because the beer was very cold when poured.

not to much aroma when cold soft malt and hops. the flavor was minerally, carmel, with a good bitterness, slight metalicness.

the aroma came out more as it warmed up, more hops and malt. the flavor came out more; bitterness and carmel.

01-31-2005 07:44:00 | More by plaztikjezuz
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-06-2012 13:11:13 | More by Vylo
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hays99

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-12-2012 15:27:29 | More by hays99
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milkstout141

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-24-2014 00:40:23 | More by milkstout141
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rickdude

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-13-2013 12:14:01 | More by rickdude
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Beerzebub

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11.2 oz bottle, served in a big wine glass at 59 F/ 15 C.

Deep red color, substantial cream colored head, plenty of fine sticky weblike lace.

Mild appetizing smell of toasty grainy doughy malt, nuts, herbal earthy hops, dates, and some banana.

Tastes like toasty nutty doughy malt with fresh pungent hops - grassy, herbal, spicy, earthy - with some date and banana. Plenty of grassy hop bitterness, quite refreshing. Fairly dry, with the help of the bitterness. Great balance between the malt and hops. Nuttiness like walnuts merges seamlessly with the hop bitterness. Long finish: nutty, toasty, grassy, bitter.

Smooth soft texture, very finely carbonated, with a bit of oiliness. Outstandingly refreshing and drinkable, I would gladly drink several of these.

Great beer, I really enjoyed this.

04-29-2008 02:14:44 | More by Beerzebub
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braican

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-11-2014 14:38:45 | More by braican
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-05-2012 03:30:59 | More by grumpygerman
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-20-2013 22:48:56 | More by Slatetank
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unclejimbay

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Appearance is copper brown color, frothy white head with good retention, impressive cap retention. Noticeable sediment
Aromas of bold German hop spice, reminds me of my home-brewed Hoptobierfest.
Tastes as it smells with noticeable bitterness, followed by some Munich/Caramel malts and a dash of abv bite.
Mouthfeel is high carbo, medium body, crisp bitterness.
Drinkability is impressive, very encouraging to learn this is so close to my Sticke Altbier attempt as my Hoptobierfest recipe.
Prost!

11-24-2010 22:18:35 | More by unclejimbay
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Served in the 330 mL long-necked swing-top bottle, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a foamy white head with some good retention. The smell is a dark semi-dry malt. The taste is strongly malted up front, with a strong (especially for German beer) low-alpha hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is a nice thickness. As for drinkability, this is one that I could absolutely have several of.

Thanks to trbeer for this bottle. trbeer was definitely enthusiastic about this beer, and I can see why. A very solid alt in the sticke style, where a richer malt meets hops, making this one I'll gladly enjoy again.

04-23-2004 02:31:34 | More by beergeek279
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

This was pretty darn good! Dark clear amber, very still. Carbonation is very low with this one. Aroma is like bread rising, and even a whiff of alcohol coming off. The taste is very interesting. When I first started drinking it (out of the fridge), it was very malty, and the hops weren't that present. Now about an hour and a half later, the hops are asserting themselves. You have this thin sliver of malt to taste, then it gets surrounded by bitter, but not overpowering hops. It's hard to describe, it's like the well-rounded bitterness of the hops predominates more than their taste or aroma. Good Stuff, glad I bought a few bottles. I think the 6% alcohol is detectable.

The bottle is nice as well, dark brown, it has a lot of detail: Braille on the bottom. There is even a saying on it: Dat leckere droeppke, which I think is dialect for the tasty drop. Swing top adds to the charm.

03-17-2004 01:05:33 | More by PatandDavid
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crisis44

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-01-2012 22:45:45 | More by crisis44
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laintringulis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-20-2011 17:54:33 | More by laintringulis
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Bill235

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-10-2013 00:14:49 | More by Bill235
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Westsidethreat

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

A: Copperish amber color, mildly hazed from the chill. Thousands of miniscule bubbles rise quickly to the surface from the bottom of the glass. The head is just touch off white, small to medium sized bubbles. Pillowy enough to leap an inch high above the rim of the glass.

S: Deep malty signature, a touch metallic, brandy.

T: Begins much like any standard alt, little bit of a soft malt backbone. Brown sugar and roasted malts dominate. Quickly a piney hop profile pops up and delivers a sharp blow of bitterness to the tongue. Slowly all the flavors meld until...out of no where....a very deep caramel/coffee flavor comes forth

M: Full bodied and fairly silky.

D: What a great beer. Very original and well crafted with so many dimensions. Awesome.

07-03-2006 02:49:09 | More by Westsidethreat
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Should award extra points on appearance for the elongated swing top with raised lettering. It's a keeper.

Body is a light brown on my desk, a dark orange-red when held to the light. Topped by a couple of fingers of tight froth.

Aroma has a bit of coffee and some herbal, earthy hop notes.

Malt carpet rolls across the tongue and down the throat, smoothly, sweetly, but carrying enough noble hops that is well balanced. There is a candy quality, but not a super-sweet one, a mild toffee perhaps, or semi-sweet cocoa. Even the aftertaste has a mix of malt and hops rolling about.

Mouthfeel is as creamy as you can have without nitro. And the beer is vanishing all too quickly.

In some bizarre way, this seems to me a German equivalent of true Irish Guinness, and I mean that as a high compliment. Glad I have another in the fridge to share.

05-22-2004 05:30:13 | More by RonfromJersey
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours to a nice copper brown topped in a finger width of off-white head with good retention. Aroma is nice a malty to start. Sweet aromas of fruit and citrus as well as nice floral notes. Nice touches of sourness round it out.

The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation and a medium body. A big malt backbone compliments the nice floral and citrus flavors well. It has sour notes as well as a nice cinnamon flavor to it. A buttery flavor comes and goes. The complexity is pretty well-rounded and well-balanced. Roasted flavors jump out in the dry finish. It is extremely drinkable, and I could have a few of these during a sitting. I think that this one really defines what I like in an alt. This is one quality brew that you shouldn't miss.

05-11-2004 20:41:35 | More by ElGuapo
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nick0909

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-01-2013 21:33:28 | More by nick0909
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watermelonman

California

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

This poured to a dark copper and amber with a minor head. Carbonation is modest; no lace is being left behind.

The smell really gets thing started on the right foot. Nuts and caramel come through strong and in splended fashion. Tons of caramel and malt content makes for big flavor in the taste. The mouthfeel is very strong but not overwhelming, and it's very easy to drink.

This is the best alt I have had to date, hands down.

11-26-2005 23:55:09 | More by watermelonman
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dgallina

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

330 ml bottle without intelligible freshness date.

Pours a nice-looking clear dark copper with half-inch of tan foam, light sticky lace, and slight carbonation. Smells of slightly smoky carmel, with a crisp hop kick, banana and clove fruitiness. Super flavors; subtle lightly smoked caramel malts and nuts at the forefront; develops big leafy hop bitterness intertwined with light fruitiness. Finishes very cleanly, with a mouth coating and creamy lingering metallic bitterness. Lightly carbonated, medium body and surprisingly smooth in the mouth.

Very satisfying. Great balance of fresh hops and nutty caramel body.

05-09-2006 00:26:29 | More by dgallina
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from a way cool small long neck swing top bottle to a crystal glass mug. The liquid is an elegant bronze color with very fine (small bubble) carbonation. The Head it small and light, just a pad of light tan small bubbles, very little lace.

The smell is boozy, light caramel and bread.

The taste is very good, mild alcohol up front with some lightly toasted caramel and a slight nutty flavor. Nice bitter hops dries it out some.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth, The body is medium and the carbonation is nice with a light champaign quality.

The drinkability is good, buti wouldlove to find this on tap some day. Prosit und Zum Wohl. MK

05-08-2007 02:59:06 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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ChrisBowers

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

Served out of a firkin at Sean Bolans in Baltimore. Dark Amber with a thick creamy head. What an excellent beer. Notes of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, nutmeg, and a little bit of hops in the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel even with just a gravity pour. Easy on the pallate, you could definitely drink a lot of these. I slugged down 2 and didn't even know it. An under appreaciated style for sure, and this is the crown jewel.

04-12-2005 19:21:36 | More by ChrisBowers
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afinepilsner

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

11.2oz Brown bottle (longneck swingtop)

Uerige Sticke was a nice brown color with an off-white head. The head was fairly large and had decent retention, leaving some lace behind. The aroma was sweet malt, toasty, and nutty. The taste was toased malt and some spice with sweetness upfront and a nice bitterness towards the end with a long, very dry finish. It was medium in body with a fine carbonation. Drinkability was very good. Overall this was an excellent beer with lots of complex aromas and flavors. I can't wait to try the Dopplesticke.

06-03-2007 23:14:04 | More by afinepilsner
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.